I may not look like an African…
But I was born & raised here, on African soil.
My parents, and their parents and so on were born here – living on this great continent.
My ancestors have been living and raising their families in Southern Africa for hundreds and hundreds of years.
As as an adult, even though I have traveled all around the world – I always felt it pulling on my heart.
I have love exploring other countries and continents, but my heart knows where my home is.
And despite everything, I am Proudly South Africa.
I am an Africa.
This poem by Thabo Mbeki sums up my feels perfectly…